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Powertilt: Examining Power, Influence, and the Myth of Meritocracy Within Technology Teams

Powertilt: Examining Power, Influence, and the Myth of Meritocracy Within Technology Teams

This report is stage one in the development of a “powertilt” assessment tool that leaders can use to identify and dismantle “powertilt” phenomena – that…

NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2020 Update]

NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2020 Update]

The NCWIT Scorecard shows trends in girls’ and women’s participation in computing in the U.S. over time, providing a benchmark for measuring progress and identifying…

Tech Culture Interrupted

Tech Culture Interrupted

“Tech Culture Interrupted” is an engaging and provocative conversation between NCWIT social scientists (Dr. Catherine Ashcraft and Dr. Brad McLain) and a variety of special…

Performance Evaluation Toolkit

Performance Evaluation Toolkit

Research shows that even individuals who consider themselves committed to equality still engage in unconscious forms of bias and discrimination that negatively affect the evaluations…

Task Assignment Toolkit

Task Assignment Toolkit

Task assignment is a key area where bias emerges, exacerbating workplace inequity. Research shows that women and members of other underrepresented groups are more often…

NCWIT Tips: 9 Tips for Creating Inclusive Corporate Websites

NCWIT Tips: 9 Tips for Creating Inclusive Corporate Websites

Your company’s website is an important tool for communicating commitment to diversity to clients, the public, and current and prospective employees. These tips will help…

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Male Advocacy” Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft, Cameron Fadjo, Ann Lorbes, and Brad McLain

2017 NCWIT Summit – “Male Advocacy” Workshop by Catherine Ashcraft, Cameron Fadjo, Ann Lorbes, and Brad McLain

Learn more about what it means to be a “male” or “majority-group” ally, why allies are so important, and practical actions that allies can take…

Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Use this resource to help you practice ways to interrupt bias in real-life situations. Click the “View” button to see an online version, or click…

Group Discussion: Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Group Discussion: Interrupting Bias in Industry Settings

Use this resource to help you facilitate a group discussion.

NCWIT Tips: 13 Tips for Having Conversations About Flexible Work Options: For Managers

NCWIT Tips: 13 Tips for Having Conversations About Flexible Work Options: For Managers

The first step toward an effective flexible workplace is for managers to create an environment where employees feel they can discuss available work-life options without…

Top 10 Ways to be an Effective Sponsor

Top 10 Ways to be an Effective Sponsor

Sponsors can make a world of difference in anyone’s career, but research shows that they can be especially important for female or other employees who…

Male Allies and Advocates:* Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces

Male Allies and Advocates:* Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces

The NCWIT Male Allies and Advocates Toolkit is intended to support workplace efforts to engage male allies and advocates in diversity and inclusion initiatives. These…

Critical Listening Guide: Just Because You Always Hear It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Critical Listening Guide: Just Because You Always Hear It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Use this guide to help identify common misunderstandings that surface when people talk about how to increase the participation of women. Learn to spot “red…

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Male Advocacy” Empower Hour

2015 NCWIT Summit — “Male Advocacy” Empower Hour

Most research over the past two decades has focused on women. However, expanding this focus to include men is crucial. (www.ncwit.org/ResourceCollectionMaleAdvocates) 

NCWIT Tips for Writing Better Job Ads

NCWIT Tips for Writing Better Job Ads

These tips provide “before and after” examples of ads with balanced language and other guidelines for writing unbiased job descriptions. Related Resources: View the NCWIT Checklist…

Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing a Diverse Technical Workforce: Data Collection and Strategic Planning Guidelines

Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing a Diverse Technical Workforce: Data Collection and Strategic Planning Guidelines

Developing a diverse workforce must be treated like any other critical business issue. Use this guide to help you collect important data and develop a…

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Give Employees More Effective Feedback Using a Growth Mindset

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Give Employees More Effective Feedback Using a Growth Mindset

Effective feedback gives employees information they can realistically use to increase their learning and improve their performance. It abandons a “fixed mindset” that sees skills…

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Identify Male Advocates

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Identify Male Advocates

Use these tips to identify likely male advocates. Also use this resource to spark discussion or role-play how you might put these tips into action…

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Increase Male Advocacy

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Increase Male Advocacy

Once you have identified potential advocates, use these tips to increase their advocacy. These ideas and quotes are drawn from research NCWIT conducted with male…

Top 10 Ways to Hire the Best for Your Computing Start-up

Top 10 Ways to Hire the Best for Your Computing Start-up

This Top 10 resource offers recommendations for attracting and hiring highly qualified diverse technical employees into start-up companies. The recommendations include attention to casting a…

NCWIT Checklist for Reducing Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions/Advertisements

NCWIT Checklist for Reducing Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions/Advertisements

This Job Description Checklist helps you analyze ads for subtle biases in language, in criteria, and in how you describe your workplace. Related Resources: View NCWIT…

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Full Series

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Full Series

Employees report that the supervisory relationship is one of the most significant factors in their decision to leave or stay with an organization. Are you,…

Top 10 Ways to Be a Male Advocate for Technical Women

Top 10 Ways to Be a Male Advocate for Technical Women

This resource features ten ways male advocates say they support technical women and promote diversity efforts in their organizations. Use the ideas to influence your…

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Employee Recruitment/Selection

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Employee Recruitment/Selection

Supervising-in-a-Box: Employee Recruitment/Selection provides supervisors with resources for recruiting and hiring the best talent. This “Box” includes background information, a training guide, tip sheets, resources…

Top 10 Ways Managers Can Retain Technical Women

Top 10 Ways Managers Can Retain Technical Women

This resource includes ten important recommendations supervisors can readily adopt to improve retention for all employees. They are particularly useful for retaining women and employees…

Top 10 Ways Managers Can Increase the Visibility of Technical Women

Top 10 Ways Managers Can Increase the Visibility of Technical Women

This resource highlights ten important recommendations supervisors or managers can readily adopt to improve visibility of their employees. These recommendations are particularly useful for improving…

How Does the Physical Environment Affect Women’s Entry and Persistence in Computing?

How Does the Physical Environment Affect Women’s Entry and Persistence in Computing?

The décor of physical spaces conveys messages about the kinds of people who belong there and the kinds of activities that should be done there.…

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Supervisors as Change Agents

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Supervisors as Change Agents

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Supervisors as Change Agents is for supervisors who wish to become change agents in their organizations. The materials are focused on actions that…

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Performance Review/Talent Management

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Performance Review/Talent Management

Supervising-in-a-Box: Performance Review/Talent Management provides supervisors with resources for reducing biases in performance evaluation and talent management systems. This “Box” includes tip sheets, resources for…

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Team/Project Management

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Team/Project Management

Supervising-in-a-Box helps establish supportive and effective relationships with a diverse range of employees. This box explores ways to reduce or remove unconscious bias, discriminatory practices,…

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Employee Development

Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Employee Development

Supervising-in-a-Box Series helps establish supportive and effective relationships with a diverse range of employees. This box explores ways to reduce or remove unconscious bias, discriminatory…

How Can Companies Attract and Retain Mid-Career Female Employees?

How Can Companies Attract and Retain Mid-Career Female Employees?

Flexible work arrangements and career paths, along with re-entry training and support, can attract and retain mid-career female employees. 

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